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Travellers’ Report Card Updates

Posted date : Oct 3, 2019

The Canadian Travellers’ Report Card Update The Canadian Travellers’ Report Card, the CSA’s evaluation of government policy and practice for Canadians who travel, is published every 2 to 3 years. In between editions, the federal and provincial/territorial governments make amendments to their travel-related policies and legislation. In order to better reflect these on-going changes, updates […]

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SNOWBIRD REPORT CARD REVEALS MOST PROVINCES BREACHING THE CANADA HEALTH ACT

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – Before embarking on their trips, Canadian travellers should be mindful that, in most cases, their health coverage does not follow them abroad. Only the Canadian territories and the province of Prince Edward Island are obeying the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable universal health care for the more than 55 […]

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NB Health Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to report that effective May 16, 2014, eligible residents of New Brunswick may now be absent from their home province for up to 212 days, for vacation and visiting purposes, and still retain their Medicare coverage.

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UPDATE: MB Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

We requested the Manitoba government extend the time Manitoba residents could spend outside the country from 6 to 7 months and still retain their provincial health coverage.

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Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives – If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office toll-free at 1-800-265-3200 (English) or 1-800-265-5132 (French).

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Travellers’ Report Card

Posted date : Aug 2, 2019

The Canadian Travellers’ Report Card is an evaluation of government policy and practice for Canadians who travel.

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Retired Persons Visa

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting and informative issues I have read during my years as a CSA member. First off, the Editor’s Message was very enlightening. Then the various letters on […]

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Medicare and Mobility Rights

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Now that the “new” government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to spend six months in his home province to qualify for Medicare coverage. Current rules are a form of discrimination and a sort of two tier medicine. Canadians who […]

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“Balance billing” – the foul practices involved

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Your J. Ross Quigley expounded in the fall issue of your CSANews that “our strategy to confront aggressive billing departments, combined with Medipac’s reputation for paying our claims, has proven very successful.” We were involved in a rather unfortunate car accident on December 31, 2010 at KeyWest, FL, but we can confirm […]

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Federal Superannuates Travel Insurance

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I enjoy very much reading CSANews as I find it offers new perspectives for senior Canadians. In April 2006 retired federal public servants had their coverage for foreign travel health benefits increased from $100,000.00 to $500,000.00 for a continuous forty day period. Added health and surgical features were also announced. In view […]

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